For proof that unmanned systems represent the future of warfare, check out BAE Systems’ new Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (UCAS), Taranis. Resembling something out of The Terminator, Taranis (named after the Celtic God of Thunder) is a sight to behold.
Chrontel (www.chrontel.com), a leading provider of video interface technologies, today announced a low-power video IC for Internet computers, including the latest netbook and nettop systems. Designed specifically to interface with highly integrated low-power processors that rely on LVDS video outputs...
Crystek has introduced the 190 Series CCK26.5 and CCSMA26.5 Cable Assemblies, new additions to their line of Low-Loss RF Coaxial Cables. Designed to operate up to 26.5GHz, the 190 Series CCK26.5 and CCSMA26.5 Cable Assemblies offer a minimum bend radius of 1.1 in...
Combating counterfeiting and supply chain security will be on the agenda this September when experts meet at a special summit to discuss strategies for improving product security and tackling brand piracy.
Solar Energy Harvesting using Microchip PIC MCUs with XLP Technology
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has introduced the iTHERM-100 Test Station, a turnkey system of laboratory instruments and sensors for studies that require precise air flow velocity and temperature measurement. Applications include thermal management studies on boards, heat sinks, fans, ATCA cards, and racks.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA External Linear Programmable Actuator. This completes an entire line of fully programmable size 17 stepper motor linear actuators from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8952, a synchronous, high-efficiency, DC-DC step-down converter. Maxim's advanced BiCMOS process and packaging technologies enable this device to deliver up to 2.5A of output current from a tiny 4mm2 wafer-level package (WLP).
Measuring in at only 0.24 inches high, Aimtec’s AM2LP-NZ series of DC/DC converters are well designed for a multitude of applications in need of low profile components. A choice of 10 models offer input voltages of 5, 12 and 24VDC and either step up or step down single outputs 5, 12 or 15VDC, to meet the specifications for highest volume of applications.
Lascar Electronics has announced the release of Panel Pilot, a simple, Windows-based software platform allowing users to configure and customize a range of Lascar-compatible color displays. By connecting the display to the computer via USB cable, Panel Pilot allows users to choose a display type from a selection of analog, digital and bar graph styles...
TREK introduced its 2200 Series of 40 W High Voltage Amplifiers. The series is positioned as offering a combination of high performance and attractive pricing. The three initial models of the series – Model 2205, 2210 and 2220 – provide
Tycon Power Systems announced the release of its industrial strength DC to DC converter/POE Inserter for battery powered vehicular and portable applications. The TP-DCDC-1248M accepts 9 V to 36V DC on the wire terminal input and
Supertex, Inc. introduced the AT9917 and the AT9932, LED lamp driver integrated circuits (ICs), designed specifically for solid-state lighting applications in automobiles, such as head lights, tail lights, indicator lights, dome lights, and panel backlights. These ICs feature technology that is ideal for automotive applications.
Will unmanned drones ever replace manned fighter jets?
International Rectifier introduced a family of HEXFET power MOSFETs featuring ultra-low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) in an industry-standard SOT-23 package.
Maury Microwave announced the introduction of an entirely new line of instrument-grade precision components designed to provide users with the right level of performance at the right price. This new product line, TactiCal by Maury, includes calibration standards manufactured to the same high quality and exacting requirements...
Dytran Instruments has recently expanded their line of miniature in-line charge amplifiers. The 4705M series represents a family of four charge amplifiers, with fixed sensitivities between 0.5 and 50 mV/pC. They feature 10-32 input jacks and BNC output jacks.
Many of Empower’s standard modules can be adapted to be installed into an “All environment” rated enclosure. Options that have been integrated into our harsh environment, systems enclosure include...
Digital power addresses many of the challenges that analog power systems face today, but there are some significant barriers to switching over.
Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced the 12-bit ADS7924 successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Through intelligent system power management features, the 2.2-V ADS7924 works with any low-power system requiring sensor monitoring to potentially lower power across the system by more than 50 percent.
Before becoming engrossed in the topic of this episode, there were some rather interesting recent occurrences associated with the last episode, “Energy 103 – Wind Turbines II”, which alluded to my theory that tornados which occur in ‘Tornado Alley’ in the Midwestern US...
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new NE3517S03 GaAs Field Effect Transistor (FET). The new FET has been redesigned with an ultra low cost plastic package, driving down costs to enable even the lowest cost product designs.
Skyworks Solutions announced that Samsung Electronics is leveraging one of its power amplifier (PA) modules for the GT-B3710 – a high speed fourth generation (4G) USB modem that is the world’s first long-term evolution (LTE)-commercialized device.
Wolfson Microelectronics has today announced the introduction of its latest analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), the WM8788 and WM8789, both of which deliver world-class audio to leading home entertainment applications.
The MDX is a high reliability D-Subminiature connector with size 20 fixed contacts and is available with 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 contacts. The MDX series utilizes the unique new PosiBand contact system.